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Forum topic by Tim Pursell posted 07-25-2008 03:26 AM 853 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tim Pursell

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07-25-2008 03:26 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question joining finishing

On one of the boat building sites the powder they mixed with epoxy was also listed as compatible with shelac.
Will any alcohol soluable dye work to color epoxy? I’ve got a lot of analine dyes & hate to waste $’s on more colorants if what I have will work. Any ideas??

Thanks in advance

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#1 posted 07-25-2008 04:23 AM

Tim Pursell – I’m no expert, but I have been using West Systems epoxy for a while now and I’ve colored it with green for coloring. Used some mahogany stain the other day. I use portable belt sander dust as filler and some stain that I think will match. I think your dyes would work fine just be sure to stir your catalyst in well before adding anything to it. When I have a question about epoxy I call my brother who’s lumber jock name is Rico.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#2 posted 07-25-2008 06:24 AM

You can get stuff made specificially for coloring epoxy. One tube will last you a very long time. It just takes a very small bit to color epoxy.

http://www.defusco.com/Glues:-Epoxy,-Polyester,-etc.-Coloring-Kits/c82_504/index.html?osCsid=q4ckfr63atdq3j4cuqt84nu934

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 07-25-2008 09:22 AM

Why not talk to the technical department of the manufacturer.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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